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post #21 of 147

I can relate to so much of what you gals are talking about! I've been having really vivid dreams. One night I was eating a sandwich with Ted Danson while watching some sort of medical drama - random much?

 

I almost feel like this baby is a bit of prozac or something. For the most part, I'm pretty happy and content, which for me is saying something. I'm typically a bit of a worrier and a bit more type A than I'd really like. I do find myself getting getting extra moody if I'm annoyed or irritated by something, though. I'm trying hard not to take it out on my partner, but sometimes I slip up a bit at that. He's trying hard to be good about it, though, which is awesome of him.

 

I always get so nervous whenever I have a day or two where I'm not feeling nauseous or my breasts aren't quite as sore. It's good to hear that I'm not the only one having bits here and there like that. It's so funny that I almost want to feel sick just so I know everything's going alright. I had a missed miscarriage in the late spring/early summer so I second guess everything this time around. Though we did have an early ultrasound and we saw the little one and the little heart beating, so I keep trying to hang onto the thought of that.

 

Pants. Ugh. I caved and bought two pairs of maternity jeans. I just couldn't fit into my other pants anymore and I don't really care for how the belly bands feel. I have one pair that has a belly part that can fold down which makes them quite useful for these first few weeks when I'm not big yet, but still need something more comfortable to wear. I'm not sure about tights, I actually think you might find them getting a bit saggy if you just buy a larger size. The legs will be a bit longer and wider, which is kind of a bummer. I hadn't even thought about that issue! I'm curious what you end up doing about that. Are there even maternity tights? 

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Pants. Ugh. I caved and bought two pairs of maternity jeans. I just couldn't fit into my other pants anymore and I don't really care for how the belly bands feel. I have one pair that has a belly part that can fold down which makes them quite useful for these first few weeks when I'm not big yet, but still need something more comfortable to wear. I'm not sure about tights, I actually think you might find them getting a bit saggy if you just buy a larger size. The legs will be a bit longer and wider, which is kind of a bummer. I hadn't even thought about that issue! I'm curious what you end up doing about that. Are there even maternity tights? 



I just got done searching for maternity jeans online. I don't live close enough to too many maternity stores, but I hate ordering online, as I'm 5'10 and need between a tall and regular, I got back to a size 8 pre-pregnancy, but don't want to have my jeans too tight where they won't last me into the 2nd trimester! Plus... I hate returns. Where did you buy your jeans from?

 

Reagan- There ARE maternity tights... but they're made to come up really high over the belly. Target carries them and I wore them whenever I dressed up with pregnancy #1. First baby, I loved Old Navy's leggings (the low-rise ones) - super comfy and fit through the entire pregnancy and after.  Therefore, you can get them to wear right now. They fit just like regular leggings (not baggy), but just low rise with a wider waistband so they can sit under your stomach. I wore tunics/dresses with leggings constantly... but, like you said, I'm not nursing my 11 m/o and pulling a dress up over my shoulder to nurse isn't exactly the best thing in the world. upsidedown.gif

 

MujerMama - Sorry about your lo weaning! I'm only nursing an 11 m/o, and he hasn't seemed to change a thing at the moment... I was really worried about my milk supply, and my midwife just suggested to make sure that I eat enough (her opinion on what counts to help supply stay up). Good luck - I'm hoping to tandem nurse too!

 

AFM - Still feeling super tired and the nausea is pretty consistent... no vomiting which is great! DH has been awesome this weekend - letting me nap twice. The work weeks are hard for us, as they're in the middle of a very important deadline and the only time we get to see him is if we visit his work (it's our family business, so we're always welcome) and try to eat dinner with him - 80+ hour weeks for 2 more weeks. Plus, DS's nap schedule has randomly, dramatically changed! He's getting his molars in and my little boy that used to sleep an 1.5-2 hrs in the morning and 2-3 hours in the afternoon is taking 1-2 30 minute naps now... I thought it was a fluke, but now this has happened 4 days in a row. dizzy.gif How am I going to get through the week without any naps at all?! Hah - we'll make it... but I think the grocery/cooking/cleaning will suffer like it did last week. I am ready for the energy filled, sexy-feeling, eat what everyone else does, feel baby moving, 2nd trimester!

 

Oh - I'm sure some of you will think this is crazy as I'm only 9 weeks, but I was sitting really still this morning and I swear I felt something bump me from inside... I'm still telling myself I'm crazy!

 

post #23 of 147
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I just saw those low-rise leggings on Old Navy's site, WendyJo. I wish they were thicker, though--I'm always cold & the description sounds like they're really thin. I may get a couple different options and give you all the run-down review. ;)

 

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Holy colostrum, Batman! My nipples were itchy all of a sudden, and I noticed the skin was flaky/dry so went to pick some of the flaking skin off, and there was already colostrum at the ready. Now I know that even women who are NOT pg will produce (I did way before I ever had kids, but only on occasion and not this readily), but I'm really surprised. 

post #24 of 147

I have big thighs, so I hate shorts.  I wear skirts and dresses mostly (or jeans).  I was so happy to see that I'd saved a bunch of corduroy jumpers and cute dresses in my maternity box, so I'm all set for spring/summer.  I'm sure I could even wear some leggings/tights, and a long sleeved shirt, underneath them if I needed to wear them while it's still chilly.  Don't have any recommendations on brands to buy, steganrae, just agreeing that they are oh-so-comfortable with growing bellies!  You can move around, be comfortable, and still look cute.  And I'd say that a regular size would probably work, since they are so stretchy and movable, but that's just my opinion.  I haven't actually tried to stretch a pair of tights over a 9mo+ belly, lol...

 

I've been eating like a piglet but I amazingly haven't gained any weight yet!  I was so surprised to read the scale because I'd been avoiding it for so long.  I, too, am worried about gaining 8,000 pounds, lol.  :)

 

I've got 2 more weeks before I make it past the time I miscarried.  I'm not feeling very nauseas, but I'm pretty sure I'm "still pregnant".  I'll just feel a lot better after I make it past that time, for some reason.

 

And, WendyJo, I felt some light taps after drinking ice water when I was 11 weeks w/ DS, so it's entirely possible to feel some bumping around in there on ocassion, imo.  I've felt some tapping and popping, but I'm just telling myself it's muscle spasms for a few more weeks.  I can't wait to feel flutters.  <3

 

 

post #25 of 147

WendyJo, I got my maternity jeans from Thyme Maternity. I'm in Canada, though, so I'm not really sure they have that store in the US or not. We have Old Navy up here, but for some reason there's no maternity section at any of the Canadian Old Navy stores. I keep hearing people talk about such great deals on clothes from there. :( I'm close enough to the border that I might take a trip down after the holiday shopping madness has let up in January and peruse some of the US maternity stores. I'm asking for maternity clothes for Christmas from my parents and my partner's parents so hopefully I won't need all that much. 

 

Ever heard of Freecycle? I scored a really great baby crib + organic cotton mattress for free this weekend! How awesome is that? I know I won't need it for quite a while, but at the price of free, how could I resist?! I'm hoping to be able to get as much used stuff as I can. It seems so silly to me to buy everything brand new and spend a fortune on things you may not need/use or you won't use very long anyway. I'm sure there are a few things we'll get new - like carseats and such.

 

DecemberSun, I know exactly what you mean about feeling better once you get past the date of your last miscarriage. I'm 9 weeks tomorrow and the 9th week was when everything happened for me last time. I definitely feel much different this time. More pregnant, but still. Just getting past the time when we started finding out something was wrong last time made me feel better, too. Things are going to go well for us this time.

 

stegenrae, my nipples have been so itchy lately, too. I haven't seen anything come out of them yet, but dang. I have to put oil or lotion on them twice a day or it drives me crazy. Though maybe I'm just getting super dry skin. My hair is starting to feel dry, too, but my skin seems great, so who knows.

post #26 of 147

I have been feeling nausea everyday it comes and goes!  I really gag when I go outside and the cold air hits my face.  Other than that I feel great !  My 8 month old daughter wakes 4-5 times a night to nurse, but at least she goes right back to sleep!  My supply has decreased quite a bit!  I pump while ima work and I know ow have to supplement with formula!  She eats solids know but I only pump enough for one bottle feeding while I'm at work!  It used to be 3-4!  Sigh But we are ok!  Oh and my 5 year old is asking quite a bit of questions lately too!  I try not to ignore him because he will repeat himself over and over lol

post #27 of 147

I'm the opposite with the cold air (when it's cold, it's 70 today :/) I spent yesterday helping hubby put up the christmas lights, felt fine outside, came inside and had to lay down because I felt so icky. 

 

I'm sort of sick of throwing up everything I eat. At least I'm still keeping water down so I'm not worried about it but that Zofran's not helping in the least. 

 

The tummy pains are lessening, didn't realize how constipated I had been lol, took care of that and now the pain isn't anywhere near as bad :)

post #28 of 147

I was lamenting to a friend that I feel bad that I have not been making the best food choices lately. She reminded me that she didn't take a single prenatal vitamin since she was throwing everything up pretty much every day she was pregnant. She is way skinny and lost 5 lb in her first trimester. Both of her kids were full term, wonderfully healthy babies. Our bodies have it figured out somehow and make up for everything. I don't know if that helps anyone, but it helped me put things in perspective. Wish I could make everyone's tummies feel all better!

post #29 of 147

I get hungry, I eat, I feel sick.  Repeat.  I wish I could go on a "diet" and just not eat so I don't feel sick, but I get *hungry*, like stomach grumbling hungry.  And if I wait too long to eat I feel sick.  Fun times.  :)

post #30 of 147

I FOUND OUR BABY'S HEARTBEAT!!!!

I'm so excited! Hubby heard it too... it was very obviously not mine, beating over twice as fast as mine was (I compared with the vein/artery I have down there I know how to find my own heartbeat in) my doppler doesn't have the greatest beat count but it told me mine was around 70 and baby's was 153.

 

This is part of why I love having my own doppler. Now that I've heard it, I don't need to check anymore unless I start getting worried, but now that I've heard it I know I'm not dealing with another missed miscarriage and can calm down most of my anxiety over the pregnancy!

 

This is the earliest I have ever heard it and if our room wasn't dead quiet we wouldnt have even noticed it, most of what we heard was the normal doppler static but when held in one spot the static becomes a beat... while elsewhere it doesn't have the same beat. Held there long enough the heartbeat actually became audible and registered on the doppler!

post #31 of 147
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I get hungry, I eat, I feel sick.  Repeat.  I wish I could go on a "diet" and just not eat so I don't feel sick, but I get *hungry*, like stomach grumbling hungry.  And if I wait too long to eat I feel sick.  Fun times.  :)


Yes.  Exactly.

 


 

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I FOUND OUR BABY'S HEARTBEAT!!!!

 


YAY YAY YAY.  That is just so awesome.

 

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Yes.  Exactly.

 


 


YAY YAY YAY.  That is just so awesome.

 


I ditto your ditto of DecemberSun's hunger-eat-sick-repeat. OY!

 

I also ditto your "YAY" for MaerynPearl's post. 

 

post #33 of 147

I haven't had much nausea or fatigue so far...was much sicker by this stage with #2, I think. I am taking both ambien and a vitamin B complex every night, as I have been for months now, so I wonder if that's helping. I have bouts of yuckiness but I find that if I keep something in my stomach at all times, I can usually ward it off. I was super emotional right around (and just before) I got my BFP, but thankfully it seems to have subsided for the most part. I also had no appetite at all for several weeks (lost 10 pounds, yay!), but that seems to be over and the crazy appetite has returned, though my stomach seems to have shrunk as I get full quite quickly.

I had a horrible scare on Friday--woke up to find my underwear full of blood (TMI, sorry) and gushing bleeding when I sat on the toilet gloomy.gif. I was utterly devastated--couldn't see how it could be anything but the end. My MW (who I hadn't even officially hired yet, at that point) was so wonderful--got me in for an ultrasound that morning, where we amazingly saw a healthy baba measuring right on and a beating heart! They saw a shadow that they think may be a subchorionic hemorrhage, so I'm taking it easy and doing some supplements (vit E, baby aspirin) and just being incredibly thankful that I'm still pregnant! I didn't realize how invested I was in all this until I thought it was over; truly counting my blessings now.

 

 

post #34 of 147

Hubby was so excited about the heartbeat he had to record it and upload it for our family to hear lol
 

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I had a horrible scare on Friday--woke up to find my underwear full of blood (TMI, sorry) and gushing bleeding when I sat on the toilet gloomy.gif. I was utterly devastated--couldn't see how it could be anything but the end. My MW (who I hadn't even officially hired yet, at that point) was so wonderful--got me in for an ultrasound that morning, where we amazingly saw a healthy baba measuring right on and a beating heart! They saw a shadow that they think may be a subchorionic hemorrhage, so I'm taking it easy and doing some supplements (vit E, baby aspirin) and just being incredibly thankful that I'm still pregnant! I didn't realize how invested I was in all this until I thought it was over; truly counting my blessings now.

 

 



Evil SCH's! Plus side, they most often fix themselves and you will end up having a healthy rest of the pregnancy. Just follow the recommendations you were given (like you already are) <3

post #35 of 147

Reagan - I agree with the statement that the Old Navy tights aren't exactly the thickest piece of material. However, I was pregnant through December with DS and I wore them up until the very end (and didn't get cold very often). They're not so cheap they're see-through! My MIL did buy me a pair of SmartWool tights before Christmas last year (sized up 1 size) and they were great for when I wanted to be outside either layering or alone (but they're not cheap).

 

Maeryn - YAY. That's so awesome! I'm hoping I can get a chance to see my midwife before next year... so we can hear our LO's heartbeat too. Congrats!

 

Xanadu - So scary... such a fear of mine everytime I feel something wet down below. I'm so happy for you though - that you have such a terrific midwife and that you figured out what was causing it (and that it usually fixes itself)!

post #36 of 147

I'm getting dh's sore throat. I'm not very happy about it. He had it for over a week and was miserable. This is not what I need right now. It stresses me out to be sick in early pregnancy. Plus I feel like junk anyway...I don't need more symptoms, ya know?

 

Sarah~ Yikes! What a scare! I'm glad everything is ok now. Take it easy mama!

 

MaerynPearl~ Yay for a heartbeat! How exciting!

 

Leah~ I so get that! irked.gif

 

Anyone have any ideas for cute, easy homemade Christmas ornaments. I have my girls from my youth group from my church coming over to make some tonight. They are 14 and 15 year olds. Any ideas?

post #37 of 147

ETA: these links don't work.  The ones I like are #s 4, 5, 20, and 22, I think...

 

AmBam- I looked this stuff up to make home-made gifts, and these are the ideas that stuck out to me...

http://familyfun.go.com/christmas/ornament-crafts-for-christmas-814365/#RetroOrnaments;22

http://familyfun.go.com/christmas/ornament-crafts-for-christmas-814365/#TimeCapsuleOrnament;4

I always liked making bird's nests to sit on a branch of the Christmas tree too- just hot glue a clothespin to the bottom of an old bird's nest (or make your own with twigs), and get a "fake bird" from the craft store, with eggs too.  I think it looks cute, and people usually do a double take, lol.

I'm not sure if we'll make some cookie plates for people, or do the cute jars with the dry ingreients for cookies in them (I'd have to buy all new jars, ugh), or little ornaments, or what.  I made a bunch of jam but now I don't want to give it away, lol.  Trying to keep it simple and cheap, ha! 

 

Oh, and congrats, MaerynPearl!  That's so amazing!!!  My SIL has a doppler so I'm thinking of having her send it to me so I can borrow it (my mom bought it for her and she's the one who suggested it.)  That would be cool for the kids to hear!

 

And no more scary blood scares for the rest of the group!  :)

 

 

 

 

post #38 of 147

Holy crap, lol, I take a few days off and there's a whole new thread with multiple pages already!  :)  Goodness gracious!

 

Anyway, as for emotions - I have been crying tears of joy lately like nobody's business.  We saw the Muppet movie on Saturday, and I teared up (happy tears) like 4 times!  And I don't usually cry at movies, it's so strange.  I haven't been crying out of sadness, though.  Hubby said that the baby makes me "mellowed out," lol.  And I think it's true...  I've wanted kids for a couple years now and he just decided he felt ready in August, so since then I have been more relaxed in general.  I had this phobia that one day he'd decide he didn't want kids at all, even though he said he always had wanted them when the time was right.  But thankfully, that didn't happen, and here we are!

 

Mae- that is GREAT!  :)  I'm so happy for you!

 

Xanadu- I had that experience a bit ago, it was terrifying.  But I'm SO GLAD that your baby is okay!  That's excellent news!

 

Is everyone getting geared up for Christmas?  I've got most of our shopping done, but not quite all.  I did most of it online this year, being nauseous with crowds just didn't sound good to me!

post #39 of 147
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No but with my DD1 I started to feel better, then got sick again, then started to feel better, then started to get sick again... it's normal for it to come and go.



That's good to know.  This is my first, so I don't have anything to compare it to.  I have my first appointment on Monday, so fingers crossed I'll hear a heart beat, and then I'll relax about not feeling sick anymore.  I was saying to DP just the other day that this may be the only occasion when I worry about feeling too normal shrug.gif

post #40 of 147

Just got home from hubby's Christmas party for work and I'm seriously disappointed. It was a blast but I couldn't fully enjoy it because I was constantly keeping an eye on where the closest garbage can was in case I needed it. At least hubby and the kids loved it, they're getting SO MUCH more family friendly with his battalion, bounce houses, rock climbing wall, video games, cookie decorating, cake walk my daughter won cookies in because hubby's Master Guns (4 bosses up from him) switched with her real quick when he noticed he was on the winning number and then refused to admit he "cheated" when my daughter insisted he won. Mae got to pull out winning numbers for the raffle, not ours unfortunately but we're hoping when they call the number for the iPod or PS3 we win lol... since hubby has to stay to work without us there he can still win.

 

Pretty proud of my boys today though, my son made it all the way to the top of the rock wall and my hubby set fastest time tonight on the rock wall, in his cammies no less!

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